The famous scholar of Hadith, Al-Hakim al-Nishapuri (Rah), a well documented story of an illness that he battled against for months on end, He was afflicted with Blister that he tried to treat for around a year using an array of techniques, and it wasn’t with any success.
And on one Friday he requested imam Abu Uthman (Rah) only to make a Dua for him in front of the congregation during the sermon so that Allah may purify him, give him relief. He made a dua for Al-Hakim (rah) on the pulpit.
The week after, a woman handed over a letter mentioning that she was present during last week’s sermon and how her heart was broken to hear about what Al-Hakim (Rah) was experiencing. So she says in the letter that she went home and she made dua for him. and she saw prophet Muhammed (pbuh) in her dream that evening, who said to her, tell Al-Hakim to provide water for the Muslims.
The narration says that it was only a week that passed after this incident, before the Blisters began to clear from his face, they totally disappeared. His face returned to how it was before, and he lived for many years after it as well.
Because this is a medicine, Sadaqah with water, specifically that most medics they don’t prescribe to the ill, charity, generally speaking, and at times with water.
The effects of Sadaqah in repelling all types of calamities are extraordinary Even if the giver of the charity is a sinner or an oppressor or a person of no faith, kaffer.
These spiritual remedies can do what the tangible remedies fail to do at times. And he said, Nobody reject this except those who have been severely covered from understanding.
So Sadaqah repels calamities, it eases pains, it diverts misery. It yields an inner sense of expanse that cannot be quantified.
The messenger (pbuh) was the most generous of people. And he was the most generous in the month of Ramadan.